Rodney Dowell

Rodney Dowell is the Executive Director for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, where he investigates and evaluates complaints against attorneys.  Prior to that, he was the Bar Counsel for the Office of Bar Counsel of the Board of Bar Overseers, as well as the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, MA, which provided wide ranging support to attorneys with mental health services, group support meetings, and addiction support groups.  In his various roles, Rodney has brought the skills developed as a legal advocate and a mediator to build collaborative work environments that are focused on succeeding in their mission.
He has a long history of working with environmental groups including a distance legal internship with the Environmental Defense Fund.  Much more recently, he was a Senior Fellow at the Conservation Law Foundation where he worked on issues such as the impact of self-driving automobiles on auto emissions and representing GreenRoots, a community based environmental justice group, in its efforts to stop the siting of a new electrical substation in East Boston.  He also served on the Melrose Energy Commission as a volunteer to develop a Climate Action Plan and help educate the community both understand the need to reduce its carbon footprint and also how to achieve that goal.

Rodney received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and his undergraduate degree from his home state’s flagship university, the University of Colorado.